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Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929

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1Petroleum-spirit not to be kept without a licence.F3F4F5N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, petroleum-spirit shall not be kept unless a petroleum-spirit licence is in force under this Act authorising the keeping thereof and the petroleum-spirit is kept in accordance with such conditions, if any, as may be attached to the licence:

Provided that the foregoing provision shall not apply to any petroleum-spirit kept either for private use or for sale so long as—

(a)it is kept in separate glass, earthenware, or metal vessels, securely stopped and containing not more than[F1 570 millilitres] each; and

(b)the aggregate amount kept would not, if the whole contents of the vessels were in bulk, exceed[F1 15 litres].

(2)The occupier of any premises in which petroleum-spirit is kept in contravention of this section, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F2 level 3 on the standard scale], and the court before whom any person is convicted under this sub-section may order that the petroleum-spirit, in respect of which the contravention occurs, and any vessel in which it is contained be forfeited or otherwise dealt with in such manner as the court thinks fit.

(3)If any person to whom a petroleum-spirit licence is granted contravenes any condition of the licence, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F2 level 3 on the standard scale].

F1SR 1992/413

F31937 c.4 (NI);SI 1965/1536

F4mod. by SR 1984/177

F5functions transf. by SR 1993/310

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